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Donna R. Gillespie

Donna Gillespie

Regional Youth Development Educator


Evergreen Building, Room B61



Mailing Address

Twin Falls Research and Extension Center
315 Falls Ave.
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Donna provides statewide leadership in 4-H citizenship and civic education, personal development and leadership. She partners with 4-H professionals in youth development programming throughout central Idaho.

M.S., University of Idaho, 1977
B.S., University of Idaho, 1975
B.S., University of Idaho, 1975

Impact statements

Extension Professor Donna R. Gillespie is a regional youth development educator based in Twin Falls, Idaho who provides statewide leadership for 4-H teen programs and local support for all 4-H youth development programs. She served as an UI Extension educator in Camas and Minidoka counties before joining UI Extension 4-H Youth Development in 2015. She and her husband are UI alumni and have two adult children.

  • National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Specialty Awards, Excellence in Workforce Development Programming, State and West Region Winner, Gillespie, D.R., S. Dolecheck, N. Dalton, N. Shelstad, C. Johnson, E. Jeffries, S. Codr and D. Scott. 2019.
  • National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Specialty Awards, Beyond Youth Leadership, State, West Region and National Winner, Gillespie, D.R., S. Dolecheck, G. Wittman, N. Dalton, C. Johnson, G. Silkwood, S. Wilson, S. Codr and E. Jeffries. 2018.

University of Idaho Extension

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 52
606 S Rayburn St.
Moscow, ID

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2338
Moscow, ID 83844-2338

Phone: 208-885-5883

Fax: 208-885-6654


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